15 September 2014

Canon Releases New EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM - The Slim, Compact Lens That Stacks Up to the Competition

The affordable EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is the slimmest and lightest Canon EF-S lens ever produced. This compact, lightweight wide-angle "pancake" style lens features STM technology and was developed for photographers and videographers who are aiming to capture bright, clear images with beautiful softly blurred backgrounds at a fixed focal length. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens features an aspheric lens element and the optimized lens arrangement and coating helps to minimize ghosting and flare while delivering excellent image quality. The seven bladed aperture delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds, while the Electro-Magnetic Drive aperture mechanism uses a micro-stepping driver control for quieter operation, especially useful when shooting video.

Canon Media / Press Release Canon USA

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Overview / Specifications
First ultra compact EF-S wide-angle pancake lens

  • First EF-S wide-angle lens with pancake design, offering a focal length equivalent to approximately 38.4mm in 135 format
  • The thinnest and lightest EF-S lens with merely 22.8mm thickness and 125g in weight for superb mobility
  • Newly developed 6 elements in 5 groups optical design
  • Use of 1 high-precision Glass-molded (GMo) aspherical lens element to achieve high image quality from the image center to periphery
  • 0.16m minimum focusing distance with 0.27x maximum magnification
  • Quiet and smooth continuous AF is supported in movie shooting and Live View shooting with the adoption of gear type Stepping Motor (STM)
  • Full Time Manual Focus is supported
  • 7-blade circular aperture produces beautiful out-of-focus images
  • Lens placement and coatings are optimized for digital cameras to ensure excellent colour balance and minimize ghosting and flare
  • Optional Lens Hood ES-52 further enhances flare resistance
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM 'Pancake' Lens